Other Origin(s):Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Slavic
Meaning:God is gracious
Jan, a Swiss gender-neutral form of John, shares that name's meaning of "God is gracious." It has Hebrew origins but also has established roots in Dutch, Danish, and Slavic cultures. This biblical name may have found its footing in Switzerland around the time of the Reformation in the 16th century. With its spiritual endearment, this name is ideal for any parent who wants to share their faith with baby, as well as show their gratitude for their newest arrival. Jan stands as a name in its own right, but it can also be used as a nickname for Janice and Janet. Perfect for any budding artist, baby will share this name with painters Jan Van Eyck, Jan Steen, and Jan Vermeer.
Famous People Named Jan
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- Jan VermeerPainter
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